I have been speaking to Hitwise over the last couple of days and have to say I am quite impressed with the services they can offer. The amount of information that their stats give you on your traffic, the sector you operate in and your competitor's traffic is quite amazing. For instance they can tell you which keywords your competitors are using that you are not. Now how powerful is that? Not only that but it's really interesting to see your traffic levels agains those of your competitors. A real eye-opener in fact. It's also really useful to see how well you are doing in your sector. You could even be a top 10 performer without knowing it.
Only drawback is the price, info like this is not cheap. I'm still deciding whether to use them or not. I may do a bit of negotiation on the price and see how far they will move. We'll see.
What I'm listening to right now: Earth, Wind & Fire - "Illumination".
Yes, E,W & F are back and they sound amazing! Contributions on the album include Will-i-am from the Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Rowland, Big Boi from Outkast, Raphael Saadiq, Floetry and Brian McKnight. In fact the CD is worth buying for "This is How I Feel" featuring Big Boi and Kelly Rowland...beautiful.